MAKING YOUR WHOLE BEING AN EAR FOR MANTRA
From: The Art of Joyful Living
My way of using the mantra is different from yours, because I do not
want to fool around with the process. I sit down, and I observe my
whole being listening to the mantra. I do not remember the mantra or
repeat the mantra mentally, because then the mind repeats many things.
Instead I make my whole being an ear to hear the mantra, and the
mantra is coming from everywhere. This will not happen to you
immediately in meditation, but when you have attained or accomplished
something, then this will happen to you. Then, even if you do not
want to do your mantra, it is not possible to avoid it. Even if you
decide that you do not want to remember the mantra, it will not be
Finally, even the mantra does not exist; only the purpose for which
you repeat the mantra is there; you are There. The mantra might still
be there, but it exists as an experience that overwhelms your whole
being, and is not separate from you.